Thursday, February 28, 2013

A "Man Prayer" to Eliminate Violence Against Women

While looking around online today for content to post on the blog, I came upon the following short film by Tony Stroebel, with words by Eve Ensler entitled "Man Prayer."  The film is a powerful message supporting the development of a more positive masculinity that takes up the cause of eliminating all forms of violence against girls and women.


Especially on a day when the Violence Against Women Act was finally renewed in full by Congress despite the strong opposition of many conservatives, and only four days before the beginning of the 57th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, I thought its message was particularly fitting.

God's peace,

Dustin is currently a vicar at the Lutheran Office for World Community and Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan, having recently completed his second year of a Masters of Divinity program at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. While seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, his focus is on the intersection between worship, service and justice building in de-centralized faith communities unencumbered by a traditional church building. In his free time, Dustin likes playing frisbee, hiking and pretending to know how to sing.

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